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Big eye problems!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I wrote last week that my eyes were bothering me and I was seeing floaters - and I was afraid it was linked to getting hit in the eye with a tennis ball a couple weekends ago. Well, that progressed to seeing flashes of light, so I went to the eye doctor a couple days ago and he dilated it and checked it out and told me to just keep an eye on it (ha ha) and that he would recheck it in a week. He said if there was any trauma from the blow to the head, it would probably show up within two weeks, else we'd be in the clear.

Today I was going about my business, when the flashes suddenly changed to a persistent light spot in the lower left of my vision. So I called my eye doctor and he called around and got me into a retinal specialist first thing tomorrow morning. Meanwhile the light went away, but apparently a big chunk of something tore off, because I have big chunky floaters in my vision now, and little tiny specks like looking through a cloud of gnats! All in the eye that got hit by the ball :(

I'm really scared, but I guess there's nothing to do but see what the experts say. They said it would be a 4 hour appointment because of how long it takes to fully dilate the eye to look into it. I think tomorrow is going to be a long morning :(

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    Oh my God, I am so sorry to hear that I hope that everything is ok. Good Luck at the doctors. emoticon
    2472 days ago
    Hope you get a good report! They may need to do a brain MRI just to be sure it's all clear. If they don't do it, ask for it. Keep us posted.
    2474 days ago
    I hope everything is okay! Eye injuries/problems are the worst! I was having major problems with my right eye in December. Turns out I was allergic to my solution!
    2474 days ago
    Oh dear!! I really hope the specialist can help and that it isn't as big a deal as it seems to be!
    2475 days ago
    I hope everything is ok. I'm so glad you can get in to a specialist to get it check. Maybe this will be something that a little time can heal. I'm sure you are very nervous and I'm a little nervous for you.
    2475 days ago
    Hoping for the best for you!! Keep us posted. I'll be thinking about you all morning. emoticon
    2475 days ago
  • MRE1956
    Yeah - eye issues can really s**k......I'm having some issues now..... I think it may be a combination of allergies and a "sleeper" or perhaps an eyelash that loosened up and found its way inside the eye - anyway, it feels like there's something in there - really annoying, but the sensitivity to sunlight yesterday really made getting around SCARY!

    Best wishes to you!
    2475 days ago
    Oh I'm so sorry! Having something wrong with your eyes is so scary.

    It's amazing what they can do now. My dad had cataract surgery this morning and called me before 11 am sounding completely normal and said the surgery went well. Just amazed at medical advances.

    Hopefully it's not anything that takes surgery, but it's amazing at what they can accomplish.
    2475 days ago
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